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Chasing the Snake – Albino Python

13 March, 2009 1 comment
Albino Python label

Imagine my utter delight when I stumbled upon (I avoided saying “came across”) this delightful label in the Davis Food Co-op. Now I’m not normally given to buying a beer based on the label, any more than I judge a book by its binding. This time, however, the New York Shmaltz Brewing Company did it for me, with one of their “Freak Beer” brews.

Here’s a practically pornographic freak snake blow-job fetishist beer label from Hell, that manages to hide a beer that is almost certainly from Heaven. Thankfully, the label is not the only thing that stands out. The label may be somewhat erotic, but the beer itself is, saldy, only exotic. It’s reminiscent of Hoegaarden, a weissbier-styled lager with a sweet and slightly spicy finish.

It’s malty enough for me, and hoppy enough to stay balanced from the first sniff to the last swallow, and with a 22-ounce bottle, there is, thankfully, plenty of swallow to go around. I managed to procure the last two in the store, one of which I gave as a birthday gift to a friend, the other being slowly demolished at home. Sadly, that wasn’t enough, and I eagerly await the arrival of the next batch at the Co-op, so that I may chase the snake to my heart’s content.

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